Clubs and Societies

With over 300 activities to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. Get involved in anything from football to chess, wine tasting to skydiving, dance to ‘a cappella’. Even try your hand at Quidditch!

The current deadline for new groups is 9am on Monday 23rd April 2018.

Start a Club or Society

So, you want to start a new LUU club or society? Great! We’d love to hear from you.

First, you need to ask yourself some questions:

  • Who is going to help me run my society?
  • Is there already a society organising the kinds of events that I want?
  • Who is going to join my society?
If you’ve got an idea for a society that we haven’t already got covered, and there are three of you ready to organise things for the first year, AND there are at least 20 current University of Leeds students who support the formation then we’re really ready to get things moving.

We form new societies five times a year, in October, December, February and April and June. To get things started you’ll need to download the new society formation form and return it, completed, to the Student Activities office on Level 1 of LUU. The next deadline for this academic year is 9am on Monday 23rd April.

The final deadline for applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be on June 1st 2018. Applications that we recieve before this date will be offered a stall at the 2018 freshers' fair, though these groups will still be required to complete the formation process early in Autumn term 2018 and will not be considered a full LUU society until they do.

Once we have all of your forms, you'll need to be aware of the following dates and steps for the upcoming round of formations:

MONDAY 30th aPRIL: presentation day

Before you go ahead with your society's activities we’ll want to meet with you and find out a little more about you, why you want to form a society and what your plans for the society are. This is also your chance to find out about us and exactly what we can do to support you. The meeting will be with Jess Bassett, the Activities Officer, along with an LUU member of staff who specialises in your area, and student rep for the activity category into which you’ll fall. Ideally we'd like all members of the proposed committee to be able to attend but we do know that timetabling might not allow for this.


Once you’ve told us what you’re going to do, we’ll give you the opportunity to show us. You should stage an exciting event that demonstrates the kind of activities that you’ll be undertaking throughout your first year as a society and beyond. You should engage with as many and as diverse a range of students as possible. You can hold this event at any time, but if you let us know we will send your activity rep along to see how things go. If for any reason neither your rep nor Jess can attend your event, you can simply take photos and write a report of the event, and send it to

MONDAY 7TH MAY ONWARDS: The Activities Executive Vote

The final decision for all society formations lies with the Activities Executive which is made up of 13 elected students (representing each of the activity categories that we have) and is chaired by the Activities Officer. They meet fortnightly during term time and will discuss your formation and take the final vote at the next possible opportunity after your formation event. You may well be invited to this meeting to answer any questions that they might have.

Once you are successful we will invite you into the union for a full committee induction (including showing you how to get the most out of us for your members and giving you advice on how best to make it through your first year) and set up your union webpage and bank account.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the Student Activities team on or Clubs & Societies Coordinator Helena on 

All dates on this page are subject to change, please check back for more information.

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